2010 Lab 1

From Embryology


The first lab will have 2 main parts.

  1. An opportunity to set up your own student page and begin learning some basic editing for your individual assessment page. I will demonstrate by making a Test Student 2010 page.
  2. An introduction to the basics of Fertilization.

ANAT2341 Laboratory 1 Information Handout Sheet

Topics: Fertilization, Online Work, Individual Assessment, Group Assessment

Exercise #1 - Online Work


Log in - student number/unipass

Basic Editing - Formatting your ID, Making your own page, Lab attendance using the signature, copyright, online restrictions (no additional pages, uploads cannot be deleted, naming uploaded material).

Exercise #2 - Online exercise using the topic of "fertilization"

See also wiki editing sheet. Fertilisation/Fertilization (UK versus US spelling)

  • Making a link.
  • Pasting a picture (naming uploaded material).
  • Making a table. (covered next week)
  • Adding References. (covered next week)
  • Resources - Searching the internet, identifying good sources, Medline (Pubmed), UNSW Library databases, referencing, journals copyright. (covered next week)

Individual Assessment

Tasks to be completed each week usually submitted online, or as written sheet for some guest tutors (20% of final course mark).

Group Assessment

This is a group project online work on a specific topic throughout semester (20% of final course mark). Assessment criteria will be listed online and discussed. Time will be made available within the labs for group discussions and some tutorials on techniques. Group project work should be completed and discussed mainly online and outside the timetabled laboratories. (Project Page / Discussion Page)

Week 7 - project assessed online by individuals in other groups and providing both positive and negative feedback (part of individual assessment).

Week 8 - update project on basis of peer assessments and own assessment.

Week 10 - final submission date for the coordinator assessment. Project pages are locked.

We will select the overall group topic by student vote. Each group will then decide upon a specific topic from within the sub-list or of their own related choice. If 2 groups choose to do the same topic the course coordinator will allocate each group a different topic (not of their choosing).

Group Topics

1. Animal Models - select one of the different developmental models. (2009)

2009 Group Projects: Project 1 - Rabbit | Project 2 - Fly | Project 3 - Zebrafish | Group Project 4 - Mouse | Project 5 - Frog

2. Stem Cells - embryonic, adult, induced, cord blood, mesenchymal, neural, stem cell markers.

3. Assisted Reproductive Technologies - select one of the different fertilization techniques, prenatal genetic diagnosis, statistics.

4. Prenatal Diagnosis - select one of the different diagnostic techniques.

The final overall structure and appearance of your project is up to the group. It should be well organized, easy to read, and have a balanced mix of text and images (online versus written assignment submission). The online page should also appear well formatted when using the menu "print" option. See also the example of last year's Animal Model topics.

Vote for the major topic before Lab 2 Test_Student_2010

The project should include the following basic components:

  1. Introduction (tell me about the topic)
  2. Historic background of topic (timeline, notable researchers or labs)
  3. Current associated research (new papers and findings)
  4. Simplified description of technique/topic (related issues)
  5. One student drawn figure or animation (well labeled)
  6. Reference List (formatted using the Pubmed reference link technique)
  7. Glossary (explanation of terms and acronyms used within your project)
  8. External Links (related online resources, labs, groups, news links etc)

Group Assessment Criteria

1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.

2. The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.

3. Content is correctly cited and referenced.

4. The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student's own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.

5. Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.

6. Relates the topic and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of embryology.

7. Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer's wiki.

8. Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.

9. The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.

10. Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the above guidelines.

Dr Mark Hill

July 2010

Glossary Links

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Numbers | Symbols

Course Content 2010

Embryology Introduction | Cell Division/Fertilization | Lab 1 | Week 1&2 Development | Week 3 Development | Lab 2 | Mesoderm Development | Ectoderm, Early Neural, Neural Crest | Lab 3 | Early Vascular Development | Placenta | Lab 4 | Endoderm, Early Gastrointestinal | Respiratory Development | Lab 5 | Head Development | Neural Crest Development | Lab 6 | Musculoskeletal Development | Limb Development | Lab 7 | Kidney | Genital | Lab 8 | Sensory | Stem Cells | Stem Cells | Endocrine | Lab 10 | Late Vascular Development | Integumentary | Lab 11 | Birth, Postnatal | Revision | Lab 12 | Lecture Audio | Course Timetable

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology 2010 Lab 1. Retrieved November 24, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/2010_Lab_1

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